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Old 04-06-2019, 08:32 AM   #1
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Re-assembled Pro CDP II wrong way..help please

I just want to start off that I do feel like an idiot. I have owned and carried three other brands of 1911 for the past 25 years, but this is my first Kimber.

After a cleaning and during a reassembly, I aligned the slide to fit the slide stop in through the frame (obviously in the wrong spot). Then remove the L shaped pin tool from the guide rode and let the slide move forward. This is where my gun rode forward to the point you see in the picture, and never came back to proper position. Its locked forward and backward motion.

I believe it might be because I accidentally depressed the rear grip safety while doing this, as I was in a hurry to meet someone who wad going to buy it. I couldnt sell it and was wondering if someone could tell me how to get myself out of this jam...pun intended.

Thanks for any help in advanced!

Mario

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Old 04-06-2019, 09:11 AM   #2
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I'm sure you've tried this?! But seems you'd need to get the take down pin out somehow in order to get the slide to be able to be removed... and then realign the barrel lug properly prior to reinserting the pin. I saw something similar to this with the Kimber Micro 9 just recently. Looked like they had accidentally installed the pin just behind the barrel lug.

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This is a video of me reinserting the pin to my Micro 9. Similar as I would do with my 1911 just without the spring on my 1911. This video was done with the spring still in the Micro 9. Some folks try to slide the slide back most of the way and then insert the pin. I insert the pin partially in (just through the barrel lug) when the slide is most of the way forward (but not quite all the way). Then simply slide it back to align the notch, and slide the pin the rest of the way in. Has worked for decades.

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Just compared to my 1911 and you are correct... the pin is definitely sitting right behind the barrel lug and holding the barrel forward. Somehow you're going to have to get that slide back to where you can align the slide groove with the pin lever in order to get that pin back out.
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Okay i will figure somehow to get that pin back out. Probably borrow another set of hands, as I have no vice to hold the gun down and then apply pressure on the pin while moving the slide a little back and forth. Serously its like you need three hands. I was afraid to break something but I will go for it.

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Is the spring still in? If so, not sure if you can remove it as-is, but that would be the first step if possible. I always take the spring out of my 1911 before removing the pin.
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You will have to get the slide moved to the takedown notch before the pin will come out. Slide will move but it won't be easy. You do have a situation.
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If you depressed the grip safety, there is also a chance that the Swartz push rod is stuck in the hole created by Kimber using the incorrect series 80 firing pin stop, instead of the correct series 70 stop.
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Okay i think its broke. I couldnt get the slide lock back out. I could only pull the slide back as far as you could see. Then the slide went forward to that position. Its going back to factory. Thanks for the suggestions.

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